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GroupMe

The best way to chat with everyone you know

GroupMe is like a private chat room for your small group. Have as many as you want, and it's always free. Now, you can coordinate with coworkers, organize a game night, and keep in touch with family all in the same place.

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Islands connects you with people, places and communities you care about at your college. Finding your people is a core, primal need and unlocks human potential.

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Product Hunt
Greg Isenberg started his first company at age 13 and sold his previous one to StumbleUpon in 2013. He recently raised $1.85m from Greylock and others for his new app, after living on college campuses for the past year. Greg is here to share what he's learned with the community.
Mashable
Greg Isenberg has seen how other apps grow. That's why he's at the University of Alabama with his new app, Islands. It's already the hot new thing as students start classes for the fall 2017 semester. "Who wants to meet people the most? It's people at college.
Teen Vogue
As millions of students around the country find their bearings during the first few weeks of school, one thing remains universal: connecting with like-minded people on campus can be a challenge. But Islands, "your new home...
VentureBeat
Islands wants to take over colleges in the U.S. by connecting like-minded students through events and activities, and today the startup announced the close of its $1.85 million seed round. A string of notable investors participated, including Greylock Partners, entrepreneur Scott Belsky, and Lorne Michaels' Broadway Video Ventures.
Inc.com
Over the years I've regularly facilitated "founders' weekends" in Los Angeles, where I work with a number of CEOs developing new startups. At these weekends, companies like Breather and Quietly were vetted before launching. At one of these weekends, I met startup founder Greg Isenberg.
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Islands connects you to the groups you care about at college. It's your directory of the people, places, and communities you want to be a part of.

Never miss what's happening on your campus again. Find out who's at your school and their Instagrams and Snapchats. Find out what's happening right now. Never miss out on that cool party again.

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Insidehighered
Islands app gains traction as it expands base of colleges. Its founder says he learned from the controversial (and defunct) Yik Yak, but the new app gives users ability to post anonymously -- a trait many believe was at the root of why Yik Yak caused so many problems on campuses.
Axios
Islands' new version will include a user directory in addition to its chat rooms.
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Yik Yak's new secret app, a social network for your campus

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The Verge
In the weeks before it laid off most of its staff, Yik Yak employees believed the company was back on the right track. After a bruising fall, in which users revolted against the end of anonymous posting, the company appeared to have stabilized.
TechCrunch
Yik Yak crashed and burned after raising $73.5 million... then laying off most of its employees as users ditched its anonymous message board app. But now Yik Yak appears to be taking another shot at the college demographic with an app for chatting up people with the same classes, major or interest.
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Peer-to-peer texting at scale for campaigns + organizations

Bolster is a platform that enables organizations and campaigns to quickly and easily create peer-to-peer texting campaigns. Managers of campaigns can manage templated outreach and reply messages along with analytics to ensure your message is getting across.

98% of text messages are read versus less than 20% of emails.

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ZDNet
Once again, Hillary Clinton and messaging technology are both in the news. And once again, something Secretary Clinton is doing is being portrayed as skirting the edge of the law. While not quite at the "I didn't inhale level," a recent Bloomberg article implies her campaign is dancing around the spirit of the law.
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